Healthcare Management Concentration

Specialize your Online MBA and prepare for higher level healthcare administration positions with a concentration in Healthcare Management. Develop your leadership and managerial skills to directly impact improving healthcare delivery and accessibility.

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Graduate in as few as two years

Online MBA with Healthcare Management Concentration

During your program you’ll be exposed to high-value topics such as historical and contemporary functioning of the U.S. healthcare system, data analysis and implementation, personal health record management and storage, utilization of operating and capital budgets, and more.

Three of your five electives must be from the following concentration-specific courses:

  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Industry
  • Strategic Decision Making for Healthcare Professionals
  • Introduction to Health Informatics and Health Information Systems

 

Healthcare Management Jobs

Graduates with specialized knowledge in healthcare management tend to pursue management positions such as hospital administrator, medical practice manager, hospital CEO or CFO, or pharmaceutical project manager, depending upon professional work experience.

 

Healthcare Executive**

Median salary: $156,319 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategic planning, business development, and fiscal operations
  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders and other business counterparts
  • Establish and oversee goals and growth initiatives

 

Medical and Health Services Manager*

Median salary: $100,980 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 18% (Much faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Work to improve efficiency and quality in the delivery of healthcare services
  • Recruit, train, and supervise employees
  • Prepare, monitor and shift spending to ensure departments operate within budget

 

Project Manager, Pharmaceuticals**

Median salary: $93,341 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage project plans, schedules, and deliverables for a variety of clients
  • Maintain and secure data, documentation and error or problem reports
  • Create and share reports on status, final deliverables, and challenges for clients, management, and regulatory bodies
  • Oversee timelines, budget, and risks for each assigned project and client

 

Hospital Administrator**

Median salary: $86,801 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily hospital operations and supervise staff
  • Oversee a variety of financial responsibilities including budget goals, service costs, fundraising and more
  • Communicate with external entities like regulatory bodies, the press, the community, and scientists
  • Direct and coordinate select leaders to create and accomplish department and organization-wide goals

 

Healthcare Program Director**

Median salary: $80,691 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Train, oversee, and coordinate healthcare staff
  • Make sure all employees and processes comply with safety regulations
  • Ensure all required employee licenses are up to date

 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

**Payscale

Graduate Certificates

Northeastern also offers a selection of online graduate certificates that can be completed in as little as five months. These focused learning experiences are available in seven relevant business topics. All certificate coursework is designed and overseen by the industry-active, expert faculty from the world-class D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

All credits in our certificate programs are also stackable, meaning they can be combined and applied toward an Online MBA degree. Graduate certificates are available in:

  • Accounting and Financial Decisions
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Renewal
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management